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Poster: wikipedia341 Date: Aug 3, 2017 2:07pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: can stop derive ?

sorry but can you stop the task number 714640306 too. thanks.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Aug 3, 2017 8:30pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: can stop derive ?

it's stopped.

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Poster: whisper23 Date: Aug 31, 2017 2:59pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: can stop derive ?

I'd like some help with the same thing, please.

I need to have task 729648198 stopped.

I find it sad that you guys seriously can't possibly recode your system so the users themselves have more control over their content. I don't have time to wait several weeks for a junk derive process to happen over and over again, I need my data ready yesterday. We the users need the power to send absolute commands to the system so that we have what we need ready immediately, and to potentially reduce the load on your servers.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Aug 31, 2017 4:13pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: can stop derive ?

it's stopped. we appreciate your concern for our servers. you're welcome to use a different service if you are not happy with archive.org.

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Poster: whisper23 Date: Sep 1, 2017 9:34pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: can stop derive ?

Thanks. Can you please help me again? I need a fix for this entire item's queue: https://archive.org/history/ADSKBOOK

I tried using the _rules.config fix with the CAT.ALL statement, but nothing is holding back the crappy derivation system! What's more, for some reason I can't edit the items anymore at https://ia601504.us.archive.org/edit.php?identifier=ADSKBOOK
Every time I try to modify items, the page just says "Item does not have metadata."

Can you permanently disable derivation processes from happening on this item, and perhaps all of my future items? If so, that would be extremely useful.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Sep 2, 2017 2:06pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: can stop derive ?

couple of suggestions:
1. upload each book to a separate item page. they each deserve unique metadata and that is the way to have that.
2. derive is necessary to create other files so that the book works on the site. e.g. OCR is necessary so that search inside will work and so that downloadable formats such as mobi and epub can be made.

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Poster: whisper23 Date: Sep 2, 2017 2:45pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: can stop derive ?

That's an interesting concept, and you make a good point. However, I need to be able to do everything all in one place. Besides, do you honestly think that people want to search dozens of individual web pages, sorting though who knows how many excess files only to find one meaningful file per page, if they even bother to spend such time in the first place?

Creating derivations of text files is one thing, but doing so to the point of absurd time consumption is another. Personally, I would gladly leave the data I've uploaded to be derived and then let the people decide what they want, but only AFTER I've finished uploading all the data I have, which I can't do right now because, as I said, there's something wrong with my upload. The item editor is not responding, and without that editor working, my entire upload is incomplete and practically useless.

Before I can even consider changing anything, I need your help in regaining control over my data. I don't have time to wait and hope that I might have control again in several days, or even weeks, I need control of my data, and I need it yesterday.

So please, shut down the derive process, all of it... At least until I've finalized the upload.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Sep 2, 2017 3:09pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: can stop derive ?

apparently this site is not suited to your needs. i'd suggest you go elsewhere.

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Poster: whisper23 Date: Sep 2, 2017 3:21pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: can stop derive ?

I only came here to upload virtual machines, because you have the only searchable public data server as far as I know.

The book files I'm uploading were never part of the plan, just an extra idea that has now gone horribly sideways.

Unless every server on the planet magically becomes publicly searchable and accessible to the entire world, there's no other way to distribute my virtual packages.

Data is a whisper in the dark, and there's nothing left but cyberspace. All my options exhausted, there's no plan B.

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Poster: whisper23 Date: Aug 31, 2017 4:39pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: can stop derive ?

The only other services that provide the storage and accessibility I require are Google and Microsoft, but Archive.org is the only searchable site, much less including a public search engine.

And speaking of those two companies, I'd love to see some integration with them so that I can import files to Archive from Google cloud drive and Microsoft OneDrive-- that would make my work a hell of a lot easier.

Are there any plans to add features to the site like the ones I mentioned, either for controlling processes or import integration? I think that by now those features are long overdue.

This post was modified by whisper23 on 2017-08-31 23:39:44